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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 09:41 AM
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If I reboot and browse DU with IE6, after about 15 minutes, DU is blocked...
Edited on Sat Aug-02-08 09:55 AM by Junkdrawer
for all browsers.

If I reboot and use Firefox only, no problems.

Anyone else seeing this? :shrug:

On edit. See below. I lost DU in Firefox. Rebooting brings it back.
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Bright Eyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 09:46 AM
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1. I was having problems, on both Firefox and IE.
It seems to be ok for me now.
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 09:48 AM
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4. Same here. Had problems with DU earlier today (not with other sites), but it's ok now.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 09:46 AM
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2. That's a hint about Internet Exploder
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Dystopian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 09:47 AM
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3. yes....
Edited on Sat Aug-02-08 09:49 AM by Dystopian
I don't know what happened, but couldn't log on about an hour ago....
That's all I know...that I don't know...
Sorry for no info...don't know what browser I have or how to change...
Not computer savvy, and those Vs look like a W....
peace~

edit: I use IE, didn't know it was called a browser.. :shrug:
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 09:50 AM
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5. I'm getting the board, but can't get anyone's Journal. nt
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 10:08 AM
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16. Same here...DU kept locking up. I use Firefox but just added that IE extender thingy
to Firefox yesterday because I wasn't able to access some pages in searches with Firefox alone. I thought that was the problem but it must be some glitch in DU that it keeps locking up.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 09:54 AM
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6. Yes. Even happened just a moment ago with F.f
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 09:54 AM
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7. Well, so much for that theory. I lost DU in Firefox. Reboot and I'm back...
Just plain weird.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 09:54 AM
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8. Persistence pays I guess! I am fucking mad as hell about it.
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Blue Diadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 09:56 AM
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9. Had a problem a bit ago with DU, no other sites.
It's working fine now though.
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 09:57 AM
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10. Maybe the trouble was with DU and not your stuff
I couldn't get DU to load at all this morning. After doing my morning chores I came back in, hit DU and voila!
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bdf Donating Member (430 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 10:34 AM
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21. I had problems with DU from around 9:00 GMT to 14:00 GMT
The problems may have extended outside of those times but prior to 9:00 I was asleep and after 14:00 I was out shopping. No other site on the Internet was giving me problems. This was a problem with the DU site/server.

There does appear to be a problem with Internet Exploder and various sites using sitemer.com and this can be fixed either by blocking content from sitemeter.com or switching to Firefox.

I recommend switching to Firefox anyway. Firefox 2 was better than IE (its only major failing was that it crashed almost as often as IE). Firefox 3 is better still and faster and almost never crashes even with intensive use. Oh, and Firefox complies with all relevant Internet and World Wide Web Consortium standards whereas IE goes out of its way to break them.

Actually, I'd recommend switching to Linux too. Why put money in Bill Gates' pocket for a pile of crap? But I can understand people not having facilities to back up all their data easily. However, if you have an old computer lying around that you rarely use, try Linux on that.
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yy4me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 09:57 AM
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11. About 9:30 eastern, I had trouble ...clicked on DU in favorites,
my little flag waved in the breeze, would not load. Closed my internet connection, did errands and am now able to log on. Thought it was just me. In fact if anything goes wrong with the computer, no matter how simple, it is usually just me.

Plus spell check is mighty sloooooow.
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 09:58 AM
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12. I use Firefox exclusively and have had problems loading both DU and MSNBC.com this morning
seems fine now though
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 09:59 AM
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13. I use Firefox, and DU is giving me problems this morning
First time I try connecting, all I get is "waiting for democraticunderground". I have to cut my connection and reconnect(I live in the country with dial up) Now it has dropped out in the middle of a session doing the same thing. All in all a bit odd. I wonder if the admins have made some sort of new upgrade or such.
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Dorian Gray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 10:39 AM
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22. I use safari
and DU freezes quite often. No other websites do it, but usually cleaning out my cache fixes the problem. Usually.


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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 10:01 AM
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14. Off to do chores. I'll check it this afternoon. n/t
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Jazzgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 10:01 AM
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15. I am having intermittent problems with FF.
I switch engines to IE and it works. It hangs up on FF and gives me a blank page. Is it some script?
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 10:20 AM
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17. This explains a lot
Edited on Sat Aug-02-08 10:22 AM by Mabus
I woke up. Logged on to DU, opened a post and ended up going to a linked article which to me to another linked article. . . . I was going from article to article I kept noticing DU reloading in the background. Every so often I'd get a message that I had lost my connection.

on edit: I'm running Foxfire. FWIW, I've been all over the internet and the only site that I have trouble connecting to is DU.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 10:24 AM
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18. I've been having problems all morning using Firefox/Comcast. If
DU is the culprit, I wish someone would let us know.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 10:31 AM
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19. Uniquely this AM, DU has been offline intermittently.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 11:28 AM
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23. Off and on yesterday morning for me. Today can't get to journals at all.
:shrug:
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HomerRamone Donating Member (460 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 11:31 AM
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24. megadittoes, MF (Mad Floridian)
can't get into journals in either IE7 or Firefox 3...
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 10:33 AM
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20. Blinked on n off intermittently for me last nite.
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 11:35 AM
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25. I am still having trouble on firefox
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 11:39 AM
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26. CLose/restart the browser - I;m having issues with forefox (won't use IE)
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 12:19 PM
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27. The site has been freezing all day...
:banghead: Dammit! I need my fix!
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 12:45 PM
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28. We are aware that there is a problem
and have contacted the admins about it.

Cheers,

cbayer
DU Moderator
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